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Election Fraud is NOT a Conspiracy Theory: Credible Allegations of Fraud in Nevada

Election fraud is not a conspiracy theory! We investigate the latest credible claims out of Nevada where a whistle-blower in the Clark County Elections Department in Nevada claims poll workers fabricated proof of residence for illegal voters.

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President Trump: “Total Declassification” of Any/All Documents Related To Russia Investigation

Handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan prove that the Trump/Russia connection appears to have been approved first by the Hillary Clinton campaign and dreamed up by an advisor Jake Sullivan, who is now a major Biden advisor.


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Biden Criticizes ‘Biden Rule’ Used by McConnell On Supreme Court Nomination

Vice President Joe Biden criticized Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for using a speech he made in 1992 to justify waiting to confirm the next Supreme Court nominee until after President Obama is out of office.

In a speech at Georgetown Law School on Thursday, Biden touted his record, saying that he was “responsible for eight justices and nine total nominees,” which he claimed is more than “anyone alive.” 

“There is no Biden rule. It doesn’t exist,” Biden said. “There is only one rule I ever followed in the Judiciary Committee. That was the Constitution’s clear rule of advice and consent.” 

Biden referenced a speech McConnell made on the Senate floor on March 16, in which he claimed that he was invoking the “Biden Rule,” and quoted Biden’s words from 1992, to counter filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

“As Chairman Grassley and I declared weeks ago, and reiterated personally to President Obama, the Senate will continue to observe the Biden Rule so that the American people have a voice in this momentous decision,” McConnell said.

[RELATED: President Obama Selects Merrick Garland as Supreme Court Nominee]

The speech that created the “Biden Rule” referenced by McConnell was one Biden made on the Senate floor on June 25, 1992, when he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and George H. W. Bush was president.

“Given the unusual rancor that prevailed in the [Clarence] Thomas nomination, the need for some serious reevaluation of the nomination and confirmation process, and the overall level of bitterness that sadly infects our political system and this presidential campaign already, it is my view that the prospects for anything but conflagration with respect to a Supreme Court nomination this year are remote at best,” Biden said.

Politifact noted that at the time of Biden’s speech, there was no Supreme Court vacancy to fill and no nominee to consider. However, Biden took to the Senate floor to “urge delay if a vacancy did appear,” and rather than arguing for a delay until the next president was in office, he argued that the nomination process should be “put off until after the election, which was on Nov. 3, 1992.” 

“They completely ignore the fact at the time I was speaking of the time of the dangers of nominating an extreme candidate without proper senate consultation,” Biden said on Thursday. “I made it absolutely clear I would go forward with the confirmation process as chairman, even a few months ahead of a presidential election.”

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Biden: US Ready to Impose Military Solution in Syria

by Jason Ditz

Speaking at a news conference today in Turkey, Vice President Joe Biden sought to downplay the remote chances of any sort of political settlement coming out of this week’s planned Geneva peace talks, saying the US and Turkey are fully prepared to bypass the process and impose a “military solution” on Syria.

“We do know it would be better if we can reach a political solution,” Biden told the conference, insisting that absent that the US military was still fully capable of “solving” the situation.

US officials later sought to clarify that Biden only meant to say that the US could wipe out ISIS, and not that they were planning to impose a new government on Syria as a whole absent a deal from the international community.

Even that seems like an uphill battle, particularly if it’s to be the US and Turkey working together on the war, as the primary force on the ground fighting ISIS is the Kurdish YPG, and Turkish officials have attacked them multiple times in recent weeks, and warned the US against backing them against ISIS in certain key cities.

Biden made an effort to downplay the differences between the US and Turkey on Syria, even equating ISIS to the Kurdish PKK rebels. This echoes what President Erdogan has said, but in his comments he included the YPG, a close US ally, as equal to both ISIS and the PKK.

While the Obama Administration has repeatedly insisted they intend to “wipe out” ISIS, there is no suggestion that this is anything but a hugely long-term ambition, and Biden’s comments suggest that leaving the war open-ended is something the US is perfectly comfortable with.

Biden Challenges Clinton’s Story on Bin Laden Raid

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2015– Vice President Joe Biden has subtly called into question the role former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she played in the raid that killed al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. He’s also tweaked his own role as the events unfolded.

In her 2014 book Hard Choices, Clinton says that she was an immediate supporter of the raid while Biden “remained skeptical.”

However, Biden said otherwise.

“Only two people who were definitive and were absolutely certain,” he said, referring to the men who were, respectively, the director of the CIA and the secretary of defense at the time. “Leon Panetta said, ‘Go,’ and Bob Gates — who has already publicly said this — said, ‘Don’t go.’ And others were at 59/41.”

At an event honoring former Vice President Walter Mondale on Tuesday, Biden continued to retell his account.

“We walked out of the room and walked upstairs,” Biden said. “I told him my opinion: I thought he should go, but to follow his own instincts.”

The new account of Biden’s advice differs drastically from what he said at a Democratic retreat in January 2012.

“Mr. President, my suggestion is, ‘Don’t go,'” Biden said, according to multiple news reports from that time.

Biden says the reason for the two separate accounts is because he told President Obama one thing in the situation room meeting, and another when in private.

“Imagine if I had said, in front of everyone, don’t go or go and his decision was a different decision,” said Biden. “It undercuts that relationship. So I never, on a difficult issue, never say what I think finally until I go up to the Oval with him alone.”

In addition, Biden also said only he and President Obama knew about crucial intelligence, which Clinton claims she knew about as well.

“The President and I, and only two others in the administration, knew about Abbottabad as early as August” 2010, Biden said Tuesday. “We did not go for almost a year to get him. And major players in the Cabinet did not know about it till January or February (2011).”

Meanwhile, Clinton says she learned about the intelligence in March 2011.

Biden has announced that he will not run for President.

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BREAKING: Vice President Joe Biden Will Not Run For President

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2015– From the White House rose garden, flanked by President Obama on one side and wife Jill on the other, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will not run for the presidency ending months of speculation.

“As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I’ve said all along what I’ve said time and again to others, that it may very well be that the process by the time we get through it closes the window,” Biden said. “I’ve concluded it has closed. We are out of time.”

Although he has bowed out of the race, Biden took yet another jab at Hillary Clinton.

“I’m not naive. We must talk to our opponents,” said Biden. “Republicans are not our enemies.” Biden has already taken aim at Clinton for calling Republicans the enemy after she made the remarks in the first Democratic debate.

Biden said he was dedicated to spending the next 15 months as Vice President fighting for gay rights, tax-payer paid college tuition, and other liberal policies.

The President and Vice President walked away without taking questions.

The timing of Biden’s announcement is interesting. Had he wanted to help Clinton, he likely would have made the announcement tomorrow during Clinton’s Benghazi congressional committee to take the attention and heat off of her. However, the announcement was made the day before.

With Biden out, the democratic party will now rally behind Clinton or Sanders. However, Sanders has already shown that he is not willing to throw a punch at Clinton when he defended her from criticism over her email scandal during the first Democratic debate, which all but guarantees Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee.

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Report: Vice President Joe Biden to Announce White House Bid

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2015– Vice President Joe Biden has been teasing a presidential bid for months. Over the weekend, he met with Harold A. Schaitberger, the president of the powerful International Association of Fire Fighters. The meeting made Biden trend across the country on the internet. According to a source familiar with the conversation, Schaitberger strongly indicated Biden was planning to run.

On Monday, Fox News’ chief White House correspondent Ed Henry said that he has confirmed with three separate sources close to Biden that a campaign launch will be announced before the end of the week.

CNN political correspondent Dana Bash weighed in regarding a Biden run:

According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, Biden currently captures 19 percent of the vote nationally. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton captures 44 percent and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) takes almost 25 percent.

In August, Biden enjoyed lunch at the White House with President Obama. The two apparently discussed a Biden run for the White House. A short while after their lunch ended, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced that President Obama had given Biden the green light and his blessing to run for President.

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CNN Alters Democratic Debate Criteria to Expand Stage, Allow Last-Minute Biden Entry

CNN adjusted the candidates’ criteria on Monday for its two-hour televised Democratic presidential debate, the first of the season, which will take place at 9 p.m. EST on October 13 at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino.

The Hill is reporting that CNN has expanded the range of dates in which a candidate must meet a 1 percent minimum support requirement in 3 major national polls from 6 weeks prior to the debate to any time between August 1 to October 10 in order to include low-polling former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee. CNN has also tweaked the rules to include any qualified candidate that publicly announces his or her candidacy by the day of the debate, clearing a path for Vice President Joe Biden to participate if he decides to run.

In addition to Chafee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I- Vt.), former U.S. Senator Jim Webb, and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley have been invited to face off in the contest.

Though Vice President Biden has yet to decide whether he will enter the race, he has already received substantial levels of support in several qualified major national polls. A newly-released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found Biden in third place with 17 percent support.

Speaking on the adjustments to accommodate potential candidate Joe Biden, former Democratic National Committee communications director Mo Elleithee, who was reportedly involved in planning the debates, told Politico, “I think it’s the right thing to do. Given everything that’s going on, no one wants to be accused of trying to keep any candidate off the stage. This ensures that no one is. Can you imagine any scenario where Biden announces his candidacy and is not allowed on that stage? It would more or less invalidate the debate if he announced and wasn’t on stage.

University of Michigan director of debate Aaron Kall told The Hill, “Having candidates that don’t have anything to lose is potentially dangerous to front-runners. It only increases the chances of them trying to do a Hail Mary [pass] or land a zinger that can really hurt the leading candidates.

[RELATED: DONEGAN: If GOP Debate Stage Can Fit 11, Let Third Parties In General Election Debates]

The ratings-focused mainstream media hopes that Biden will jump in the race to set up a Clinton-Biden showdown. University of Virginia Center for Politics political analyst Geoffrey Skelley said, “There’s no question the media wants Biden to run; from the drama standpoint, having Biden and Clinton go at it really raises the bar.

Skelley added, commenting on the inclusion of lower-polling candidates, “On the campaign trail [the Democratic candidates have] been a little reticent to overly criticize [Clinton] but they might if they realize this is their one shot. Sanders actually might benefit in that sense that if he is in a position where the three lower-tier guys are attacking Clinton.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has been tapped to moderate the debate with help from correspondent Dana Bash, anchor Don Lemon, and CNN en Espanol anchor Juan Carlos.

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Sanders Surges Past Clinton In Iowa For First Time

IOWA, September 11, 2015– The latest polling out of Iowa spells bad news for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton as U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) continues to surge and now leads in the crucial early state for the first time.

Released on Thursday, a Quinnipiac Poll shows Sanders taking 41 percent compared with Clinton’s 40 percent — and another 12 percent said they would support Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to declare his 2016 intentions. Meanwhile, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley picked up 3 percent, while no other candidate registered above that mark, and 3 percent were undecided. Sanders’ slight edge is within the polls margin of error.

This compares to the results of a July 2 survey by the independent Quinnipiac Poll that had shown Clinton at 52 percent, with 33 percent for Sanders and 7 percent for Biden.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 27-Sept. 8, surveying 832 likely Democratic caucus participants in Iowa by landlines and cellphones, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

The release of the poll comes on the heels of another poll showing Sanders strengthening his lead over Clinton in New Hampshire.

In an NBC/Marist poll published on September 5, 2015, Sanders jumped to a 9 point lead over Clinton, which was well outside of the poll’s 5.2 percent margin of error. While Sanders received 41 percent, Clinton took 32 percent and Biden took 16 percent. No other candidate registered more than 1 percent support.

Sanders first topped Clinton in New Hampshire during the first week of August.

According to the Real Clear Politics average, nationally, Clinton wins 46 percent, Sanders captures 23 percent, Biden takes 20 percent, and O’Malley and Webb both secure approximately 2 percent.

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Latest Poll: Sanders Gains Strongest Lead Yet On Clinton In New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE, September 6, 2015– Democratic Socialist and United States Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has jumped to his strongest lead yet over Hillary Clinton in the key early state of New Hampshire for the 2016 Democratic nominee.

In an NBC/Marist poll published on September 5, 2015, Sanders jumped to a 9 point lead over Clinton, which is well outside of the poll’s 5.2 percent margin of error. While Sanders received 41 percent, Clinton took 32 percent and Biden, who has been exploring a run, took 16 percent. No other candidate registered more than 1 percent support.

Sanders first topped Clinton in New Hampshire during the first week of August.

When pollsters first began polling the 2016 race in New Hampshire, Clinton enjoyed support from about 64 percent of those polled. Since then, she has lost approximately half of her support.

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Obama Gives Biden Blessing For 2016 Presidential Run

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2015– On Monday, Vice President Biden enjoyed lunch at the White House with President Obama. The two apparently discussed a Biden run for the White House. A short while after their lunch ended, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced that President Obama has given Biden the green light and his blessing to run for President.

JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: So you have the development over the weekend that the vice president came back and met with Elizabeth Warren. How does the president deal with this if Biden actually decides to run? You have his current vice president versus the former Secretary of State.

JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: Well, that’s not an insignificant if in that question. And I think that’s what everybody is pretty interested in finding out is what decision the vice president is going to make. The president has indicated that his view that the decision that he made, I guess 7 years ago now, to add Joe Biden to the ticket as his running mate was the smartest decision that he has ever made in politics. And I think that should give you some sense into the president’s view into Vice President’s aptitude for the top job.

KARL: So, I’d assume that means the president would support Vice President Biden if were to run? And this is obviously, you know, a better decision than the secretary of state he choose. So, uh — well you said it was the best decision he ever made.

EARNEST: Yeah, it was…

EARNEST: The president has spoke at quite some length about the appreciation and respect and admiration he has for the service of Secretary Clinton, particularly in her four years as Secretary of State.

KARL: Just not his best decision.

EARNEST: Well, he, again, I think all of you and your coverage of some of the president’s comments about Secretary Clinton have noted how warm those comments were. I’ll just say that the vice president is somebody who has already run for president twice. He’s been on a national ticket through two election cycles now, both in 2008 and the reelection of 2012. So, I think you could probably make the case that there is no one in American politics today who has a better understanding of exactly what is required to mount a successful national presidential campaign. That means he’s going to collect all the information that he needs to make a decision.

As Hillary Clinton continues to decline in the polls, even losing to billionaire reality TV star Donald Trump in a key swing state, Democrats seem to be scrambling to find a palatable alternative to a Clinton nomination.

Only three weeks ago, Earnest refused to answer when asked by reporters on whether or not President Obama would support Vice President Biden if he ran for the presidency. Earnest did expound on Obama’s admiration for Biden, and added that Biden would make a decision by the end of the Summer.

Biden is said to be reaching out to top Democrat donors across the country.

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Democrats Now Prefer Alternative To Clinton In Latest Poll

August 17, 2015– Democratic primary voters now prefer an alternative to Hillary Clinton for the first time since pollsters set their sights on the 2016 race for the White House.

At 49 percent, the latest Democratic primary poll shows Clinton capturing less than 50 percent of the vote while Socialist United States Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) continues his surge with 30 percent of the vote.

According to Real Clear Politics, which aggregates all major primary polls, this is the lowest level of support Clinton has received in a major poll.

Last week, former Vice President Al Gore trended across the internet as insiders claimed Gore was looking into a run. Gore spokesmen went on to deny the claims.

Vice President Joe Biden, currently polling at 10 percent, is also said to be considering a run against Clinton.

The Fox News Poll was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). The poll was conducted by telephone with live interviewers August 11-13, 2015 among a random national sample of 1,008 registered voters. 401 likely Democratic primary voters are used in the poll. 

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Poll: Hillary Clinton Falls Behind Republicans In Three Swing States

According to a recent poll, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has fallen behind Republican candidates such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the key swing states of Iowa, Colorado and Virginia.

The results of a Quinnipiac University Poll released on Wednesday, noted that Clinton received negative favorability ratings in each of the three swing states polled, with “35 – 56 percent in Colorado, 33 – 56 percent in Iowa, and 41 – 50 percent in Virginia.”

The poll surveyed 1,231 voters in Colorado, 1,236 voters in Iowa, and 1,209 voters in Virginia, from July 9-20 via interviews on landlines and cell phones.

The poll also found that in several matchups in Iowa and Colorado, fellow Democratic contender and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “runs as well as, or better than Clinton against Rubio, Bush and Walker,” and that Vice President Joe Biden, who has not announced whether he is running for President in 2016, “does better than Clinton on honesty and on caring about voter needs.”

The National Journal reported that Clinton “lost all three against the president during the 2008 primary season,” and that since February “she’s lost steam in each state against three top potential Republican opponents.”

Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, noted that Clinton has “lost ground in the horserace and on key questions about her honesty and leadership.”

“On being a strong leader, a key metric in presidential campaigns, [Clinton] has dropped four to 10 points depending on the state and she is barely above 50 percent in each of the three states,” said Brown, who added that against Republican contenders such as Bush, Rubio and Walker, Clinton “trails in six matchups and is on the down side of too-close-to call in three.”

Brown added that the recent poll is being compared to a Quinnipiac University from April 9, when Clinton was “clearly ahead in five of the matchups and too-close-to-call in the other four.”

According to the poll, Rubio and Walker have a lead of eight percentage points over Clinton in Iowa, Walker has a lead of nine percentage points in Colorado, and Bush and Walker have a lead of three percentage points in Virginia.

The poll found that in Colorado, 62 percent of voters say Clinton is “not honest and trustworthy,” 52 percent say she has “strong leadership qualities” and 57 percent say that she “does not care about their needs and problems.” Similar results were found on all three categories in both Iowa and Virginia.

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President Obama considering arming Ukrainian forces

World leaders have been struggling with how to confront the issue of the war in Ukraine, and President Obama on Monday said he was considering sending aid in the form of lethal defensive arms to the Ukrainian government.

“The 21st century cannot have us stand idle and simply allow the borders of Europe to be redrawn at the barrel of the gun,” Obama said at a White House news conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to ABC News.


The president also said Russia had violated “every commitment” outlined in the Minsk Protocol, which was signed in September 2014, by representatives from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the Donetsk People’s Republic, and the Lugansk People’s Republic. Russia has maintained they have not sent troops or supplies to rebels in the affected areas.

Chancellor Merkel and the French President Francois Hollande, according to FOX News, are planning for a peace conference later this week where leaders from Russia and the Ukraine would be in attendance. If the peace talks fail however, President Obama has said, “what I’ve asked my team to do is look at all options… The possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that’s being examined.”

“Both Angela and I have emphasized that the prospect for a military solution to this problem is always been low,” President Obama said. “My hope is that through diplomatic efforts, those costs have become high enough that Mr. Putin’s preferred option is for a diplomatic solution. ”

According to the BBC, the details of the peace talks have not been released, but a demilitarized zone is thought to be included which would cover 50-70 km, or 31-44 miles, around the affected war zone.

Until the peace talks are completed, Vice President Joe Biden, who attended the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, said, “We will continue to provide Ukraine with security assistance not to encourage war, but to allow Ukraine to defend itself.”

Vice President’s Son Discharged from Navy for Cocaine Use, Keeps License to Practice Law

On Thursday, it was revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, 44-year-old Hunter Biden, was released from the Navy in February, after he tested positive for cocaine use.

In a statement from Hunter Biden’s lawyer, he said:

It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family I’m moving forward.

Hunter Biden graduated from Yale with a law degree, and he currently works in Washington as the private equity executive and board director of an international energy firm, in addition to practicing law in Connecticut.

Yahoo News reported that Biden, “faces no automatic review of his law license in Connecticut following his discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine use.

According to Connecticut’s Statewide Bar Counselor, Michael P. Bowler, lawyers in Connecticut face automatic review of their bar admission only when they have been convicted of a crime.

At this point, I’m not aware that Mr. Biden has been arrested for anything, and certainly not convicted,” Bowler said.

According to Business Insider, Biden was “commissioned as a Navy ensign May 7, 2013 and assigned as a public affairs officer at a reserve unit” in Norfolk, Virginia. However, one month after he checked into his new unit, he failed a regular drug test, and was discharged in February.

USA Today reported that, according to the commander of the Navy Public Affairs Support Element based in Norfolk, Capt. Jack Hanzlik, “There should have been no question in Hunter Biden’s mind about the possibility of a random drug test.”

All sailors would be advised of the zero-tolerance policies when reporting aboard,” said Hanzlik. “And they would be advised of the testing practices of the organization, as well.”

Regarding the fact that Biden tested positive for cocaine in June 2013, but was not discharged until February 2014, Hanzlik said, “Until an issue like that is adjudicated, the member continues to serve.”

Drug tests are given to both active and reserve members, at least once a year, scanning for everything from marijuana to heroin to cocaine.

Although Hanzlik said it was a random process, he explained that for members of the military, “The expectation, always, is that you need to be ready. Because you could have to give a sample today, you might have to give a sample again tomorrow. And two weeks from now, you might have to give a sample.

We have this kind of conversation with our sailors all the time — about expectations for performance,” said Hanzlik. “Expectations for standards. Reliability on one another.

Vice President’s Hypocritical Blame Game Backfires, admits there is no moderate middle in Syria

You can almost picture President Obama in the Oval Office (or on the golf course), shaking his head at what Vice President Joe Biden said at Harvard University on Thursday.

Biden now says that the Persian Gulf countries helped create and fund ISIS, or ISIL. And after hearing his remarks, those countries’ leaders are demanding apologies.

Biden told the crowd that the United States could not have acted sooner to combat ISIS, because our Arab allies were not ready to act.

Biden said that places like Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar took their time to realize the threat ISIS posed to them and to be willing to work with the U.S. “Even if we wanted it to be, it cannot be our fight alone,” Biden said. “This cannot be turned into a U.S. ground war against another Arab nation in the Middle East.”

Biden told students that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan admitted to him that his country had erred in allowing foreign terrorist fighters an easy route to pass in and out of Syria.

“President Erdogan told me — he’s an old friend — he said, ‘You’re right. We let too many people through.’ Now, they’re trying to seal their border,” Biden said.

Erdogan then demanded an apology, which he received on Saturday.

“I have never said to him that we had made a mistake, never. If he did say this at Harvard then he has to apologize to us,” Erdogan said, according to The Associated Press.

“Foreign fighters have never entered Syria from our country. They may come to our country as tourists and cross into Syria, but no one can say that they cross in with their arms.”

Turkey’s border remains a concern for the Obama administration.

At Harvard, Biden continued by explaining how fighting Assad became their focus: ““What did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad — except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra and al-Qaida and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”

Biden’s comments also threw the United Arab Emirates under the diplomatic bus as well.

Biden’s remarks were “amazing and ignore the role of the Emirates in the fight against extremism and terrorism,” the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Mohammad Gargash, said in a statement carried late Saturday by the official WAM news agency.

Gargash asked for Biden to clarify the comments, which he said had given “a false impression about the role of the UAE… at a time when it is actually supporting… efforts to overcome” the jihadists.

WAM reported that Biden had since apologized.


The Vice President’s office released a statement on Saturday:

“Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to clarify recent comments made at Harvard University. The Vice President apologized for any implication that Turkey or other Allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria,” the White House said.

“The Vice President made clear that the United States greatly values the commitments and sacrifices made by our Allies and partners from around the world to combat the scourge of ISIL, including Turkey.”

The UAE is one of a handful of Arab allies taking part in US-led air strikes against ISIS in Syria. The others are Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Benswann.com has reported extensively on American’s role in arming Al Nusra Front and al-Qaeda link rebel groups in Syria and its relationship with Saudi Arabia, a country that funds terrorism. See here, here, herehere and here.

In the above video around 5:00, Biden admits what we have been saying all along: “there is no moderate middle in Syria.”

Biden’s Latest Attack On Ted Cruz: Is He Right This Time?

Amid the recent turmoil in the Capitol over Obamacare, could it be that ‘ole Joe Biden has finally gotten something right?

Consider the following statement he sent in an email to enrollees of the Democratic National Committee mailing list this Sunday:

“One senator is running the show in the Republican Party right now. He’s not my senator. And he’s not your senator. But for some reason I can’t understand, the Republican Party is letting Ted Cruz lead their charge against Obamacare — a law that they’re still fighting tooth and nail, despite the fact that every branch of the federal government has approved it, and despite the fact that we’re seeing real signs that it’s starting to work.”

Biden continued, “Now, Ted Cruz isn’t a bad guy. But he needs to be reminded that he’s not representing the will of the American people when he tries to obstruct and defund Obamacare…. There was a time when leaders from both parties came together to do what made sense for the country. This isn’t the Congress I remember being a part of. And it sure isn’t a Congress that represents the American people.”

Biden points out that Obamacare was approved by every branch of federal government, thus making it the law of the land. This much is true. He is also right when he says the Republican Party is “letting Ted Cruz lead their charge against Obamacare.”

But is he correct when he says that Cruz “is not representing the will of the American people”?

At first glance, the polls seem to support the assertion that Ted Cruz is “representing the will of the American people,” as right-wing news outlets portray the matter. However, the story may not be so simple.

A new Fox poll found that 68 percent of Americans are “concerned” about their health care under the new law. A USA Today poll found that 53 percent of Americans “disapprove” of Obamacare. And a CNN poll found that 55 percent of Americans “do not favor” the law.

Right-leaning media outlets have predictably used these statistics to assert that Obamacare is decisively “unpopular” among Americans.

But this polling data does not necessarily show that people want to completely defund the law. For instance, CNN found that “[The 55 percent of] Americans who oppose the law are split. Thirty-five percent of people who oppose the law felt that it was too liberal. Sixteen percent thought it actually wasn’t liberal enough.” And although Fox found that 68 percent of Americans are “concerned” about their healthcare under Obamacare, that does not necessarily mean they want it overturned or defunded. Furthermore, out of the 68 percent of American who are “concerned,” 25 percent are only “somewhat concerned.”

Although disapproval appears high in recent polls, the reasons for trepidation and the extent of public apprehension may be varied. The mainstream media has done apparently little to investigate the reasons for and the extent of concern.

Ted Cruz may be “leading the charge” for a large number of Americans who have buyers’ remorse over Obamacare. But is he representing “the will of the American people?”

If current polling numbers are all we have to judge by, it’s not a slam dunk case for Cruz.

Does blind partisanship hinder honest coverage of the Obamacare debate?

BREAKING: Obama Signs Two New Executive Orders On Gun Control

It was reported a few days ago that President Obama was meeting secretly with America’s top mayors to announce executive action on gun control. According to Kristin Tate, one of our reporters, “As you may remember, Obama failed to pass gun control measures through the Senate last spring. Most notably, the president was pushing for background checks for gun purchases.”

Today Obama made good on his promise to push for more gun control.

Rather than wait for Congress to pass new laws Obama bypassed them today. The two executive orders were announced at the same time the new Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) director Todd Jones was sworn in. Jones has been upheld by Senate republicans until recently. The ATF will be the enforcer of Obama’s two new executive orders.

The first order seeks to close a loophole, which allows felons and others who would be otherwise prohibited from owning firearms to bypass the law by registering their firearms with a trust or corporation. This would exempt them from having to complete a background check. It also forces anyone associated with a trust or corporation to complete a background.

The second order signed by Obama seeks to prohibit military-grade weapons from entering into America by keeping private entities from re-importing guns that the US previously sent to foreign allies. Currently, a law already requires U.S. government approval before these weapons can be re-imported. The White House says that more than 250,000 weapons have been brought back to America since 2005. Under the new executive order this practice will no longer be allowed. The weapons sent to foreign countries will have to remain there.

Is Obama overstepping his authority by enforcing laws through an agency rather than have Congress pass them?

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